Families That Cosplay Together – Stay Together…Cardiff Comic Con

Have you ever wanted to release that inner geeky child?

If yes, then Comic Cons are the way to go! 

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Getting ready to play – Lara Croft Tomb Raider 2013 – © Lisa Shambrook

My daughter, Bekah, of Arkhdrauth Cosplay, is a cosplay enthusiast and after her first Comic Con dressed as Thranduil, we were all raring to have a go… So after a few months of preparation and much costume design…we headed off to Cardiff Comic Con.

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Vince Shambrook – Indiana Jones by Antti Karppinen Photography, Alias Creative

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Bekah Shambrook of Arkhdrauth Cosplay – Maleficent by Antti Karppinen Photography, Alias Creative

Bekah entered the Community Masquerade and placed First with her magnificent Maleficent cosplay!

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Daniel Shambrook – Ghost Call of Duty by Antti Karppinen Photography, Alias Creative

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Caitlin Shambrook – Daenerys by Antti Karppinen Photography, Alias Creative

This was a family affair and we had a great time. The atmosphere at Cardiff was brilliant and the cosplayers fantastic. I also really loved seeing all the families arriving with little cosplayers…start young!

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Cardiff Comic Con – Daenerys and Margery, Ghost and Star Lord, Indiana Jones and The Penguin, Maleficent and Maleficent, two Indys, Daryl Dixon and Lara Croft – © Lisa Shambrook

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Cardiff Comic Con, Maleficent and Star Lord, Daenerys x2 and Margery, Daenerys, Tauriel, Aragorn and Lara Croft, Daryl Dixon and Daenerys, Space Marine and Ghost, Star Lord, Lara Croft and The Terminator – © Lisa Shambrook

The organisers did a great job and special thanks must go to Antti Karppinen of Antti Karppinen Photography, Alias Creative who took the most amazing photographs of almost all of the cosplayers, because he believes that the fans, the cosplayers, are what Comic Con is all about and he wants to recognise the passion and work they put into their costumes! He made a lot of cosplayers very happy with his brilliant photographs!

So, to release the child in you…dress up…honestly, it’ll do you the world of good! 

Have you ever wanted to Cosplay, if so who would you choose?

If you have already – who did you go as? 

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7 thoughts on “Families That Cosplay Together – Stay Together…Cardiff Comic Con

  1. Alice

    Wow! Fantastic, every one of you!!

    I prefer to disappear in large crowds, so I’ll probably never cosplay at a Con. But I like small, themed parties — like “Come dressed as your favorite president or First Lady” President’s Day Party (I went as Nancy Reagan) or my friend’s 40th birthday party, where all attendees dressed as pirates.

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    1. Lisa Shambrook Post author

      Do you know, I thought I’d be the same, I’m a real introvert and I thought this would just be too much for me, but my daughter, who isn’t social at all, loved it. I was surprised how much fun it was. I think there’s an extrovert fighting to get out of most us introverts, and when we play a characcter it helps! The cosplay scene is so friendly!
      I’d love to go to a themed party too!

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